Community Corrections

Help people help themselves

As a community corrections professional you’ll oversee offenders both inside and outside of correctional facilities.

Many correctional institutions today focus not just on punishing offenders and keeping them away from the public, but also on rehabilitation to help individuals adjust to society and reduce rates of repeat offenders.

Focusing on rehabilitation, the criminal justice field has shifted to an emphasis on community social services for nonviolent offenders rather than incarceration. With this degree, you’ll be trained to work in the corrections field as a probation officer or correctional officer or work in a correctional facility such as a halfway house or rehabilitation facility.

You’ll work with the courts and social services agencies to develop a plan of action for each individual. You can help a person transition from a correctional facility back into society or work with community agencies to prevent incarceration and help individuals overcome mental health issues such as anger, substance abuse, other mental and emotional disorders, and lack of job skills that will help them live up to their full potential.

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101
Student Success Seminar
CJS121
Introduction to Criminal Justice
ENG124
College Composition
ITD122
Computer Applications for Professionals
SWK121
Introduction to Social Welfare
SWK125
Substance Abuse
CJS124
Corrections
CJS221
Criminology
SOC121
Sociology
ENG221
Technical Report Writing
SWK124
Methods in Practice I
SWK126
Human Behavior and the
 
Social Environment
CJS223
Criminal Procedure
COM121
Effective Speaking
SOC222
Juvenile Delinquency or
 
PSY221 Abnormal Psychology
SWK130
Methods in Practice II
SWK225
Victimization & Crisis Intervention
BIO127
Human Biology
CJS227
Criminal Justice Practicum & Seminar
MTH108
Explorations in Modern Mathematics or
 
MTH124 Statistics
PSY121
General Psychology
SOC225
Cultural Diversity

TOTAL CREDITS 65

Associate of applied science in human and social services

  • mental health
  • addictions
  • employment
  • counseling
  • rehabilitation
  • correctional facilities
  • corrections officer
  • probation officer
  • case manager
  • electronic monitoring specialist
  • pre-trial release specialist
  • day reporting specialist